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Old 12-27-2015, 01:49 PM   #1
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Stabilized Binoculors

WTB a good pair of stabilized binoculors. Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2015, 02:00 PM   #2
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I bought these a few months ago with an Active Captain discount thru defender for about $650.00

So far, have only looked through them a couple times to say "yup, they seem to be a little more stable than my non-stabilized.

http://http://www.defender.com/produ...924&id=1316055
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:57 PM   #3
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Canon 15x50 if you want a really nice pair. Entering San Francisco rom the Pacific I could read the bouy number when the Captain could only tell the bouy color with a pair of 7X35's.
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Fujinon TS-1440

Techno-Stabiā„¢ Series | Binoculars | Fujifilm USA

If youre going to get a pair, get a pair that are designed to cancel out the motion of a boat on the water. Not a pair that are just designed to cancel out the motion of a pair of shaky hands.
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:20 AM   #5
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That link doesn't seem to work--try this one...

Fujinon Techno-Stabi Jr. Image Stabilized Binocular - 12x32
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Hmm.. just tried it and it worked. But either way thanks for adding another.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:24 AM   #7
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I have a par of Cannon 18X50 all weather image stabilized binoculars, and they work great on the boat, at sea.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:10 AM   #8
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high power great 4 looking at stuff, lower power good 4 looking 4 stuff ie MOB
i have canon 15x50, got 1/4x20 camera strap to save eyepieces from original strap
i use old 7x35's to find stuff
fujinon system sounds nice
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Old 12-28-2015, 10:08 AM   #9
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Hmm.. just tried it and it worked. But either way thanks for adding another
Was referring to the first link I posted-I can't make it work.

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I have 2 pair of canon stabilized binoculars, 10x30 and 15x50. I bought the 10x30 1st a few years ago and love them over the none stabilized 10x30 pair I had bee using for years. Reading the river mile on the day marks was no problem, before with the none stabilized it wasn't even possible at times. I bought the 15x50 pair for use on the great lakes for longer distance viewing. I got good buys on mine on eBay, good luck finding what you want.


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Was referring to the first link I posted-I can't make it work.

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Ah, I see.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:11 PM   #12
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How do those work? Back in the 90's when I was working on a rescue/patrol boat I got to try out a pair used by the DEA. It was large and you could hear a gyroscope whirring away. I think the were 10x, maybe 12x - but they were awesome.
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I've got two pair of stabilized binocs (one for me and one for my wife), and wouldn't trade them for anything. With them I can actually read boat names, buoy numbers, etc from a reasonable distance. 14x stabilized is way steadier and readable than 8x unstabilized.

Ours are the Fujinon's and they function very well. I tried a friend's Canons and they were smaller and lighter. And although the Fujinon binocs work well, we managed to drop one pair on two different occasions requiring repair. I won't tell you whether it was me or my wife who dropped them. But Fujinon's customer and repair service is horrible. They don't answer their phones, they don't return phone calls when you leave a message, their voice menus assume you understand their internal organization to get to the right people, and the department that sounds like the correct one isn't. Then repair takes a VERY long time (months). Because of this, I have a hard time recommending them and would lean towards Canon next time.
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Did you use these guys: Baker Marine

Or the repair place in, as I recall, CA ?
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Did you use these guys: Baker Marine

Or the repair place in, as I recall, CA ?
The repair was through Fujinon since at least the first time it was covered by warrantee. They sent them to a place in CA. I don't recall the name. The second time I tried to just send them directly to the place in CA, but they insisted that I go through Fujinon.
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